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Les Vergers Villeneuve – Apple Wine

Apple-Drink Profile:

Name: Les Vergers Villeneuve – Apple Wine
Sampled November 2019

Brand:  Les Vergers Villeneuve & Blueberry Farm
Type:
Apple Wine
Location of Brewing:
St.-Pascal Baylon, ON
ABV:
11.2%
Website Link:
vergersvilleneuve.com
Ingredients:
N/A
Gluten Free:
N/A
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750ml glass bottle
Availability
: Via winery & at Ottawa Lansdown Market (2019)
Flavour:
Apple
Colour
:  Light, translucent yellow
Carbonation:
Appears still, some bubbles after pouring.



Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: strong, white-wine like with a hint of earthy apple
Initial Taste:  minimal bite, starts off very wine-like with some apple notes. Some astringency
After Taste: lasts a long time, becomes even more wine like with some earthy apples flavours.
On ice: N/A

Additional Notes:  The apple wine by Les Vergers Villeneuve & Blueberry Farm is very much a mid-ground semi-dry white wine, with very little apples.  With a lot of body, it has hints of apple that give it a slightly different taste then other white wines. Easily appeals to most white-wine drinkers.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 2
Crisp – 3
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 2.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet –TBA
More Sour – TBA
More Dry – TBA
More Crisp – TBA

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Sunnybrook 2014 Spiced Apple

Apple Drink Profile:

Name: Sunnybrook 2014 Spiced Apple
Sampled: April 2017

Brand: Sunnybrook Farm Estate Winery Inc.
Type:
Wine – Flavoured
Location of Brewing: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
ABV: 12%
Website Link: sunnybrookwine.com
Ingredients: apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: UnknownSize(s) available: 750mL Bottle
Availability:
Limited – 333 cases; LCBO Vintages
Flavour:  
Spiced apple
Colour:
Pale yellow, almost clear
Carbonation:
No visible bubbles, still
 


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Mild smell. Dry white wine smell with cinnamon and nutmeg notes. Some apple aromas
Initial Taste: Quick presence of cinnamon and nutmeg flavours. Slightly warms the palate. Has the dryness of a white wine. Variety of apple tastes comes through.  Astringent.
After Taste: Bitterness of the cloves comes through. Dry wine flavour and sensation remains on the palate. Flavours linger long with the stringency remaining. Apple flavours become faint quickly.
On ice: Flavour doesn’t change much, becomes slightly more tart and watered-down

Additional Notes: This wine is definitely an intermediate drink between a wine and a cider, having definitive elements of both. It is a very warming drink that would be perfect for a sunny fall dinner.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 1.5
Crisp – 2.5
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 3

Next recommendations:
More Sweet –TBA
More Sour – TBA
More Dry – TBA
More Crisp – TBA

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